It’s been awhile. I can’t believe my last post was in January. I feel like I’m living a whole new life since I last posted. So much has gone on. So much loss, but so much gain as well.
I’m not ready to talk about my losses, but I’d love to fill you in on what’s new…
We put the kids back in school, which was a big deal. They were ready for the change, and they really ended up thriving there.
We got our new house, which I will someday go into more detail about. The best analogy I have come up with is that it was like giving birth. While you’re going through it you swear it’s the worst thing ever, and you will never do it again, but then the pain fades and you decide it wasn’t that bad. I don’t have a shiny new baby to help dull the pain, but a pretty house helps a little. I certainly wouldn’t do it again anytime soon though!
As far as Weight Watchers goes, I’m still a member, but I’m basically throwing away $20 a month at this point. I reached 198 in November, but then it was Thanksgiving. And then it was Christmas. I was staying in the 204 range but not really following the plan very well. Then they changed to freestyle and it just didn’t work well for me. That, mixed with some extreme stress in my personal life, has put me back at 215! I decided to follow the plan again like 2 weeks ago and dropped down to 209 in 5 days, so it is doable, but one bad weekend undoes it all. It’s a struggle, but one I’m not willing to give up on yet.
So my weight loss journey continues. Recently Tim and I heard about something called Thrive, and we just started that today. We have good friends who have been using it and are seeing a huge difference in their lives because of it. It really isn’t geared toward weight loss, but that can be a benefit of it. I am a born skeptic, and I’m not going to try to sell you anything, but I will be posting my thoughts on it occasionally. For me I am hoping that this will normalize by hormonal imbalance. I’ve had issues with that ever since having an IUD removed like 6 years ago. I’m also hoping that it will increase my energy. I love napping, don’t get me wrong, but I’m an exhausted everyday. An increase in energy should increase my productivity which should help me exercise, which is something I desperately need to do.
We did our 3 steps for the first time this morning. Wake up, take a pill. Wait 20 minutes, drink a shake. Slap on a sticker.
My day 1 review is that the steps were very easy to do. The shake wasn’t brilliant (that’s a word my MIL uses), but it wasn’t awful. I can tell that I had more energy today. I never thought “I could totally use a nap right now” which is something I have thought every day for as long as I can remember. I had a long day selling shaved ice, and I am just now starting to feel like if I laid down I could go to sleep. I have been up since 5 and it is almost 9. The sticker never really stuck on all the way, but it was just one corner that seemed like it wasn’t on right. It’s starting to come off a little more now, so I will be testing out a new spot tomorrow that does less moving than my arm, that should help. I’ll let you know how I feel about it all in a few days.
I leave you with these sunset pictures that I took from the roof of the cabin. It was a beautiful day, but I’m ready to call it a night.